The technology accompanying private security is continuing to evolve at a rapid pace. In the past few years, one of the exciting developments has been the mainstream availability of private drones. Given the sheer number of benefits that they can provide, drones naturally are starting to become a feature of private security services, both as a form of CCTV and as a way to compliment existing security guards. Here are some ways in which drones can aid private security:
This is perhaps the main benefit that drones can provide as far as private security is concerned. They will be able to monitor the entire external property area of a company, providing extensive coverage that’s better than anything CCTV can currently provide. For a company with multiple entrances, a particularly large property, or a construction site, among other types, these drones will be particular useful. The benefits that a drone can provide in regards to surveillance are:
- Ability to take HD video of anyone entering the property;
- Ability to take photos of unauthorized or suspicious individuals, including of their vehicles and license plates;
- Automatically provide real-time alerts to a security company and/or law enforcement if there’s anything that seems suspicious;
- Ability to use special night vision lenses to make sure that the property is protected at all times, even when it’s dark;
- Eliminate all CCTV blind spots on the property.
As drones continue to get more advanced, these enhanced surveillance benefits will only expand in their scope.
Marks the Criminals
Drones will also be able to mark any criminals, such as those attempting a robbery, through shooting them and/or their vehicle with a special dye that is not easily washed off. The purpose of this is to allow law enforcement to better apprehend these criminals should they get away. Of course, the dye that is being used, as well as the way in which it is fired upon the criminals, would be completely non-lethal and entirely legal.
Non-lethal uses of dye and other substances to “tag” criminals would also have the added benefit of speeding up the legal process that a company or business will have to be involved in when pursuing either criminal or civil action against the perpetrators.
Works Seamlessly With Private Security Guards
Private security officers will better be able to perform their duties thanks to drones. Private security drones will be able to integrate into and communicate with security systems through WiFi and Bluetooth. Security guards will be able to control the drones, such as having them zoom in on a certain area, to send immediate alerts, and to schedule various drone patrols manually. And because the drone is able to seamlessly work with much of the existing security software, the addition of a security drone will be a relatively smooth process.